Jeanne Theobald, MD
Jeanne earned her medical degree at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. While she loved Wisconsin, she just couldn’t see spending another cold winter there. So, she moved to Colorado for her residency training in Psychiatry. During residency, she received training specifically in the areas of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, PTSD and trauma, and co-morbid medical illness. She gained experience working in various treatment settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, as a psychiatric liaison to patients hospitalized with medical illness, as a DBT group leader, and as an outpatient provider. She also did a research project looking at anxiety and depression in patients with substance abuse. Her study focused on alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use in patients with depression or anxiety.
After her adult residency, she pursued a fellowship for additional training in the treatment of Children and Adolescents. During her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, she received training specific to infants, the caregiver/infant dyad, families, autism and developmental delays, ADHD, school avoidance behaviors, and anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
She completed additional training through the psychoanalytic institute in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and is continuing in her education on psychoanalytic techniques.
Jeanne is board certified in adult and child psychiatry and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Judy Kwedar, Nurse Practitioner PMHNP
Judy is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who earned her master’s degree at University of Missouri. During her training, she received experience in various treatment settings including outpatient clinics, crisis centers, skilled nursing facilities, and therapy offices. Prior to her career as a nurse practitioner, Judy first gained valuable medical experience working as a registered nurse in intensive care, intermediate care, and cardiac units.
Judy provides medication management to clients across the lifespan. She values the fostering of relationships and caring for the whole person. This includes practicing safe-competent care that incorporates current evidence-based practice. Other services that may be recommended and offered by Judy include TMS & genetic testing.
Paige Idziur, Nurse Practitioner PMHNP
Paige is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and received her master’s degree from the University of Rochester. Prior to her career as a nurse practitioner, she worked on the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit as a nurse. She also has experience in outpatient clinics, adult inpatient settings, long-term treatment centers, and partial hospitalization programs.
She provides medication management to clients across the lifespan. Her goal is to set up a supportive and safe environment where we can create a therapeutic relationship. She practices using evidence based practice while creating an open and collaborative approach in order to achieve goals and to improve life gratification. She also offers TMS and genetic testing within the practice setting.
Sami Tengberg, Physician Assistant, PA-C
Sami went to Flagstaff, Arizona to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Physician Assistant Master’s degree at Midwestern University in Arizona. Having grown up in Phoenix, Arizona most of her life, she decided to move to Denver, Colorado in 2019. She became interested in psychiatry during her rotations in PA school and decided to pursue it following graduation. She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages and loves collaborating with her patients to decide the best treatment specific for that person. She values building lasting relationships with her patients in a judgement-free environment. She offers medication management, as well as TMS and genetic testing within the practice setting.
Michele Hills, MMS, PA-C
Michele is a Certified Physician Assistant and received her PA degree from Red Rocks Physician Assistant program. She has a Master’s in Medical Science from St. Francis University, along with an undergraduate degree and additional Master’s from Stephen F Austin State University. Michele has experience working with all ages in psychiatric emergency rooms, inpatient settings, and outpatient clinics.
She provides medication management and works towards whole well-being support, balancing an integrative approach (physical, mental, spiritual), all the while being mindful of your goals. She also offers genetic testing for psychiatric medication response, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Ava Graszl, MSPAS, PA-C
Ava is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. After completing her education, she followed her dream and moved to Denver in 2020 to pursue her passion for hiking and outdoor adventuring. She developed an interest and gained experience in psychiatry during her clinical rotations, and she explored the impact of exercise and fitness on mental health as part of her Master’s thesis. Ava loves to connect and develop relationships with her patients in a compassionate, open environment. She works with them to develop individualized and holistic treatment plans, and she offers medication management, TMS, and genetic testing within the practice setting.
Patricia Luevano, PMHNP, DNP
Patricia Luevano (Patty) is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and holds a doctorate in nursing practice. Patricia earned her doctorate degree from Rush University in 2019(recently ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program). She recently moved to the Denver area from Chicago. Her training and work in Chicago has allowed her to gain extensive skills working as a bilingual practitioner. Patricia has experience working both inpatient and outpatient settings with patients across the entire lifespan. Her experience also includes administering transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) while at Rush. She practices evidence-based care to ensure that each and every patient has the most updated treatment options while using an integrative and holistic approach that targets the individual as a whole. Patricia also values and understands the importance of formulating lasting and trusting relationships with her patients and is excited to continue to advance her career here in Denver.
Kevin Huynh, PA-C
Kevin is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who received his PA Master’s degree at the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History & Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. Before moving to Colorado, he spent two years as an EMT, followed by two years as a TMS technician. Working in the field of TMS, he gravitated toward psychiatry and has continued to enhance his interest and skills in the field. During his clinical training, he gained experience in various domains, from outpatient pediatric ADHD management to inpatient geriatric dementia care.
Kevin believes that although many individuals may present with similar symptoms, the causes and circumstances affecting those symptoms will vary greatly and will require unique approaches. He enjoys working with patients to find the perfect balance between physical, social, and emotional well-being. He offers medication management, TMS, and genetic testing and has a special interest in LGBTQ+ and geriatric populations.
Solana Cooper, LCSW
Solana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master’s in Social Work from Appalachian State University. She has recently moved to Denver from Charlotte, NC. Her prior experience includes both community based mental health and private practice counseling. Solana believes that seeking out therapy is a courageous step in working towards overall wellness and positive mental health. Solana incorporates values of acceptance, empathy, empowerment, resilience, non-judgmental awareness, and self-compassion with her clients. She utilizes various techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, and solution focused therapy in supporting clients.
Solana believes in highlighting each individual’s own unique strengths and set of values in therapy in order for clients to live a fulfilling and happy life. She works with adolescents, emerging adults, college students, and young professionals navigating the following: anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties, gender identity, sexual orientation, grief, and eating disorders. She is interested in the discussing the circumstances and motivations that prompt clients to seek therapy.
Karen Lockwood, LPC
Karen is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addictions counselor. Originally from New York state, she came to Colorado after completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She spent a few years working at Beaver Creek, enjoying all that the Colorado mountains have to offer. She recognized her passion for mental health and moved to Denver to pursue her masters. While completing her degree she worked on a memory unit providing care for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University and has spent the last seven plus years working in community mental health. She has experience working with a wide range of mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders.
Her style of therapy involves cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy. During sessions we will work on understanding what challenges you are experiencing and practice skills to address these issues and work towards our therapeutic goals. She believes in fostering a strong therapeutic relationship and creating an environment that feels safe and allows you explore your vulnerabilities.
Danielle Aguirre, Office Manager
Danielle is a recent Denver transplant from Texas. Danielle graduated from the Western Governors University April 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management. She has worked in healthcare for the past 8 years from hospitals to small doctor offices. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the Colorado scenery with her husband, traveling and spending time with her dogs Heidi and Zoey.